Business leaders opposed to return of confidence and supply

Survey by Institute of Directors in Ireland finds more than half would prefer a majority government

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
21st January, 2020
Business leaders opposed to return of confidence and supply
Maura Quinn, chief executive of the Institute of Directors in Ireland, said the responses reflected a “desire for economic stability and political certainty”

Almost three-fifths of business leaders have expressed concern at the prospect of the general election returning another government requiring a confidence and supply arrangement.

After the 2016 election, Fianna Fáil agreed to support Fine Gael by committing to not bringing down the government or vote against it on confidence motions. The original deal extended to three budgets but an extension was agreed due to uncertainty around Brexit.

In a survey of Institute of Directors...

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